Concert of the Wiener Symphoniker at the Konzerthaus

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Advent concerts in Vienna

Musical diversity at the Konzerthaus

  • December 3 Carinthian Advent with the Grenzlandchor Arnoldstein choir (75th anniversary)
  • December 15 Thomas Gansch and colleagues: "Leise berieselt der Schnee! Eine Weihnachts-Schlagertherapie" (Softly sprinkles the snow! Christmas hits therapy)
  • December 16 (pre-premiere) and 17 Christmas in Vienna gala: Classical stars spread the Christmas feeling. Cast in 2022: Katharina Konradi, (soprano), Jamie Barton (mezzosoprano), Rolando Villazón (tenor), BartolomeyBittmann duo, Maria Happel (reading), Vienna Boys' Choir, Wiener Singakademie and ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Claire Levacher. TV broadcast!
  • December 17 “Swinging Christmas” with the Gerhard Aflenzer Broadway Big Band
  • December 18 Sing Along “Christmas”
  • December 18 Die Seer. City Tour 2022: “The big Christmas Concert”
  • December 20 Great Voices: Diana Damrau. From Handel, Bach, and Mozart through to Christmas songs
  • December 21 E.T.A. Hoffmann: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Reading by Dorothee Hartinger, Johannes Piirto on piano
  • December 22 Wiener Symphoniker / Arnold Schoenberg Choir / Koopman: Bach's Christmas Oratorio. With Elisabeth Breuer (soprano), Clint van der Linde (countertenor), Michael Schade (tenor), Andreas Wolf (bass).
  • December 23 Christmas of the Bolschoi Don Kosaken choir

Concert calendar / Wiener Konzerthaus

Advent at the Musikverein

  • November 27 "O Freude über Freude" – Christmas with the Wiener Singverein choir
  • December 3/4 Marisa Burger, Max Müller, Tonč Feinig: "Oh, Pannenbaum ...!" Unexpected things at Christmas time, from Lindgren to Gernhardt, from Holidays to Jazzy-Bellzz. (reading, singing, piano)
  • December 4 Carinthian Advent with the Grenzlandchor Arnoldstein choir (75th anniversary)
  • December 9/10 Christmas concert of the Wiener Domorchester with works by Max Bruch, W. A. Mozart, Franz Schubert
  • December 13 Christiane Karg (soprano), Gerold Huber (piano): "Weihnachten – es naht die jubelvolle Zeit" (Christmas – the time of joy is coming)
  • December 14 "Christmas at the Wiener Musikverein" with the Neue Philharmonie Wien, Tehmine Schäffer (soprano), Yulia Savrasova (mezzosoprano), 7RAY (tenor)
  • December 17 "Weihnachten" (Christmas): Reading by Max Simonischek with music
  • December 22 "The Sound of Christmas" with the Imperial Philharmonic Austria – Christmas sounds from Vienna to Hollywood
  • December 23 Handel's oratorio "Messiah" with the Lautten Compagney Berlin and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir

Concert calendar / Musikverein

Trumpet sounds to the organ

Treasures of the Viennese classical period and traditional Christmas songs sound particularly festive when played on brass instruments. Such as at the Advent concert series Trumpet magic in Advent in the Baroque St. Anne's Church(Fr, Sa, Su November 25 – December 18 and December 8)

Trumpets in Concert – A Very Special Christmas: festive Baroque music, church music and cheerful Christmas songs are performed on trumpet and organ in the Minoriten Church (December 11, 17 & 18).

More church concerts

On the weekends in Advent, the Capuchin Church also invites you to Advent concerts (November 25 & 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23). The Wiener Kaiserquartett and solo singing as well as a program of the most beautiful Christmas songs and festive music will get you in the mood for Christmas.

And in Vienna's most famous church, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Bach's Christmas Oratorio is performed on December 1. The musicians of the Harmonia Ensemble Wien also perform a reflective gathering in a chamber music formation with soprano and baritone solos (November 25 – December 17, every Fr, Sa, also December 23).

The Giant Organ inside St. Stephen's Cathedral is played on the Sundays in Advent, with the mighty sounds from more than 12,500 pipes filling the building. The program of the Advent organ concerts ranges from Bach to Franck and the best-known Advent songs. The console stands centrally in the nave and enables a clear view of the organist and his virtuoso playing on the five manuals and pedals.

St. Stephen's Cathedral is also the venue for a Christmas concert highlight: on December 14, the Wiener Symphoniker give the concert Viennese Advent, together with the Vienna Boys' Choir, Chorus Viennensis, and vocal soloists.

The Minoriten Church is the venue for Christmas Spirit – a musical journey through the starry hours of Christmastime. Light, visuals, installations, and music exude a Christmas mood for all the senses. With Cesár Sampson and Lareeze (vocals), Eva Maria Wallisch (harp), Josef Schultner (saxophone), Ines Schüttengruber (organ) and Sona Tamura (piano). (December 19-22)

Vocally powerful

Great emphasis is placed on singing in the world's capital of music. The Vienna Boys' Choir performs the Advent concert series Good Shepherds in its acoustically brilliant MuTh Concert Hall (December 5, 6, 7, 8 & 10). On the program: Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" and "Silent Night".

The full voices of the US ensemble The Christmas Gospel bring pure gospel power to the Karlskirche (Church of St. Charles). With total commitment and temperament, they sing classics such as "Oh Happy Day" and "Amazing Grace" as well as modern soul ballads. (December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17)

Stadthalle shows

  • Entertainer Viktor Gernot celebrates a musical pre-Christmas evening in his Christmas Show together with his best friends and his audience. Guaranteed handmade, punchless, and electronic beat-free! (December 11)
  • The Kelly Family invite their fans to the Mega Christmas Show.  (December 13)
  • Christmas ballet programs can also be experienced at the Wiener Stadthalle: The classics The Nutcracker (December 17) and Swan Lake (December 18).

A different kind of Christmas

Show entertainment of a high standard as well as current best-of programs characterize the festival Wintertainment 2022. Music, theater, cabaret, variety and comedy combine to create a varied series of offerings. Christmas elements are included – but discreetly and without the kitsch. If you're looking for alternative programs to traditional Advent concerts then head to the Theater am Spittelberg (December 17-23).

Jazzy Christmas

Christmas is also on the cards at Vienna's jazz clubs: Saxofour stops over at the Porgy & Bess with its 2022 Christmas tour. The four saxophone virtuosos perform Austrian, American, and European Christmas songs with groove, originality, and humor. (December 9)

The Christkind can listen along: Slavko Ninic and the Wiener Tschuschenkapelle give a Christmas Special on Christmas Eve itself at Porgy & Bess. The band is a fixed feature of the Austrian music landscape, famous for exuberant concerts and musical originality. Its repertoire: traditional and self-composed songs of the Balkan countries, from the Mediterranean and Orient, with a touch of Wienerlied and echoes of gypsy jazz. Tip: The Porgy & Bess streams its concerts!

And yet more tones...

Christmas is coming at the Metropol:

  • November 30 The Sound of Christmas – Christmas special in the Metropol's 28th year
  • December 7 Insieme: Merry MixMas. The Christmas Show
  • December 8 Andy Lee Lang & Band: 10 Years of Country Christmas
  • December 10 Dennis Jale & The Jam Gang: Rockin' Christmas
  • December 11 Roman Grinberg & KLEZmetropol feat. Tania Golden & Shlomit Butbul: Swinging Chanukka
  • December 14/15 25th Irish Christmas Festival
  • December 17/18 Monti Beton & Johann K.: Christmas Classics Extravaganza
  • December 19 Thomas Borchert: Beflügelte Weihnachten (Winged Christmas)

Andy Lee Lang can be experienced at the Globe Wien with his show "American Christmas (December 18). There – at the Globe – Christmas cabaret presents the humorous side of the holidays: Omar Sarsam plays "Oh du Andere!" (Oh, you other one!) (December 8), Lydia Prenner-Kasper "Leise pieselt das Reh" (Quietly pees the deer) (December 16) and Gery Seidl "Aufputzt is! Ein Weihnachtsdebakel" (It's plastered! A Christmas debacle) (December 17).


Advent program for children

Program changes possible due to Covid-19 – see websites of the organizers and the official measures.

Vienna Konzerthaus

Lothringerstraße 20
1030 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors140 cm wide)
      • Ramp 435 cm long
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      "Klangberührt": 4 inklusive Konzerte im Schubert-Saal, Empfohlen ab 16 Jahren

    • Comments

      All halls accessible via elevator, inner ramp.

      2 elevators from ground floor (door width: 90 cm, cabin depth: 190 and 140 cm, cabin width: 94 cm).

      Wheelchair seats: 18 in the Grand Hall, 6 in the Mozart Hall, 3 in the Schubert Hall and 4 in the Berio Hall. Seeing-eye dogs permitted (by prior arrangement).

      "Klangberührt": 4 inclusive concerts in the Schubert Hall, recommended for ages 16 and up:


Musikvereinsplatz 1
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Tu, 09:00 - 20:00
    • We, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 13:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
        via ramp, automatic sliding door (opens with button from the outside)
      • Ramp 164 cm  wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Ring the bell by the entrance to the concert box office (Bösendorferstr. 12); the box office staff will come to assist with ticket purchases at the door.
      Wheelchair-accessible elevator: to all floors. Brahms Hall: 6 wheelchair seats. Grand Hall: 2 wheelchair seats in orchestra, about 16 in balcony. Glass Hall/Magna Auditorium: 4 wheelchair seats.

Anna Church (Annakirche)

Annagasse 3b
1010 Vienna

Minoriten Church Italienische Nationalkirche Maria Schnee

Minoritenplatz 2a
1010 Vienna

Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche) St. Mary of the Angels Church

Tegetthoffstraße 2
1010 Vienna

St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)

1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Tu, 06:00 - 22:00
    • We, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Th, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Fr, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Sa, 06:00 - 22:00
    • Su, 07:00 - 22:00
    • on holidays, 07:00 - 22:00
  • Guided tours

    • Guided tour of the Cathedral, daily

      • 3 pm, approx. 30 minutes

      Guided tour of the Cathedral english, Monday - Saturday

      • 10.30 am, approx. 30 minutes

      Guided tour of the catacombs, every quarter or half an hour

      • Monday - Saturday, 10 - 11.30 am
      • Monday - Saturday, 1.30 - 4.30 pm
      • Sunday and holidays, 1.30 - 4.30 pm

      Elevator to the Pummerin

      • daily, 9 am - 5.30 pm

      Ascend the South Tower of the Cathedral

      • daily, 9 am - 5.30 pm

      Evening tour including tour of the roof (July - September)

      • Saturday, 7 pm
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors120 cm wide)
    • Side entrance
      • 3 Steps (Double swinging doors 90 cm wide)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Access to the Treasuries and museum by elevator (warning: steps!), not wheelchair-accessible, daily from 10 am - 6 pm. Closed Sun and public holidays.
      North Tower: access via elevator only (door width: 65 cm) and 12 steps (not wheelchair-accessible). South Tower: 343 steps (not wheelchair-accessible).
      Parking space for visitors with disabilities (Singerstrasse).

      Evening guided tours with roof tour and guided tours of the catacombs are are not wheelchair-accessible.

MuTh – Concert Hall of the Vienna Boys Choir

Am Augartenspitz 1
1020 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors180 cm wide)
        über Rampe
      • Ramp 600 cm long , 150 cm  wide , 30 cm high
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 4 Wheelchair spaces available (in orchestra on right, row 12)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

St. Charles' Church (Karlskirche)

1040 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -38%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 8€

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 12:00 - 19:00
    • on holidays, 12:00 - 19:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 14 Steps (300 cm wide)
        Heavy wooden door
    • Side entrance
      • (Automatic sliding doors 0 cm wide)
        Heavy wooden door
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Visitors with ID for persons with special needs: free entry and elevator to the panorama.

    • Comments

      Interior: 11 steps. Ask staff for assistance.

      Last elevator showing of the cupola: 17:30 and Sun & public holidays 18:30.

Vienna Stadthalle

Roland-Rainer-Platz 1
1150 Vienna
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Sorbaitgasse and in the main car park of the Stadthalle
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Special wheelchair seats in halls D and F. Inductive hearing system in Hall F.

    • Comments

      Halls D and F are wheelchair-accessible.

Porgy & Bess

Riemergasse 11
1010 Vienna

Metropol Theaterverein Wiener Metropol

Hernalser Hauptstraße 55
1170 Vienna

Globe Wien - Marx Halle

Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19
1030 Vienna

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